As a fan of alliteration (unknown as to why) I was gonna call these wee gems – Point1 Power-Balls. But, emm, well…I won’t!
So here you go, the Snack Shots, one simple base recipe, that you can add in all sorts of flavours, tastes and textures too to get what you want or need.
- 500g Dates (medjool or if not then deglet or similar variety soaked for 3-5 hrs!)
- 3/4 Cup of Oats
- 1/2 Cup of Mixed nuts of Choice (almonds, cashew, walnuts, hazelnuts in this case)
- 1 tsp oil of choice (walnut or coconut work best)
- Flavourful Add-Ins
1. Chocolate & Coconut
Add in 2 tbs cocoa power and 2 tbs coconut flakes or dessicated coconut! Simple
2. Ginger and Cinnamon – Spice Bomb!
Add in as much grated fresh ginger as you dare to the base recipe and sprinkle on 2 tsp cinnamon powder!
The easiest way to get the textures needed for a rad snack shot experience is a hand held blender and/or upright blender. The key is getting the dates nice and liquid! so soak if needed. Then blitz to a creamy texture
Drop your oats and nuts into a blender and mix until you get a pretty fine “powder”, leave some left over un blitzed oat and nuts for texture if wanted.
Mix all the dry ingredients of your base and flavor recipes together
Add the oil and dates
Slowly mix until they are all combined – this may take a while so just chill and be patient!
Once you have a texture that still has some moisture but doesn’t stick readily to your hands you can roll up your mixture into the finest wee snack shots you’ll ever have!
Store in an air tight container or in the freezer!
Snack away on a nutrient dense tasty bomb, goes very well with crisp espresso!